How do I embed a video from the web?

This lessons covers embedding videos from the web into Content Area. If your video is not able to be embedded because there is no embed code you can simply link to it by grabbing the url and creating a Web Link to the video's address online. (Note: Many but not all popuar video services provide embed codes).

Navigate to the course area where you'd like to embed the video and click Item from the Build Content menu

Navigate to the course area where you'd like to embed the video and click Item from the Build Content menu

Create a name for the video

Create a name for the video

Choose the HTML code button in the Text editor

Choose the HTML code button in the Text editor

After you choose the HTML toggle the text area will turn yellow

Paste in the entire EMBED code from the video's website

Paste in the entire EMBED code from the video's website

Note: For youtube videos, the EMBED code is located to the right of the video under the URL field, and is labeled EMBED. Be sure to grab the ENTIRE EMBED CODE to copy in, often it's quite long as you can see. On other video sharing sites, the EMBED code is either located near the video and labeled EMBED or is sometimes under the SHARE option. To copy all the embed code , click in the code and triple click your mouse, then right click and select COPY. Then right click in the Blackboard Text editor and select PASTE.

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Click the HTML toggle button again to see your video

Click the HTML toggle button again to see your video

Click Submit

Click Submit

Your embedded video has been added

Your embedded video has been added

1 Comments

mandy barrow

This is one of the best BB9 tutorials I have come across. Unfortunately the latest BB9 service pack has a new look for the HTML function.

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